Monday, May 23, 2011


Alex is lucky that guy didn't phrase "Here are dragons" in the form of a question, if he was going to say that "the correct translation is 'here be dragons'." That may indeed be the standard English phrase found on maps, but if was trying to say that "sunt" means "be" instead of "are", well...

"Sunt", as William Whitaker's Words puts it, is the PRES ACTIVE IND 3 P of "be; exist". And the third person present (active) indicative of "be" in English is .... "are".

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